I've taken birth control consistently for a year now but when the placebo (or sugar pill) week comes up, I do not take the placebo and start the next month instead. But I started getting my period (which I was trying to avoid with the placebos) so my lady doctor took me off it for a week. With that I'm starting the birth control soon with my same schedule of not taking the placebos. Will this affect my ability to not get pregnant? I want to have sex with my boyfriend but what if the week of not taking it will make me more vulnerable to getting pregnant even once I'm back on my pill for a couple days?